What Is the Difference Between the Non-dualistic and the Pure Non-dualistic Healer?
The non-dualistic healer, although he may realize that the mind causes all psychological and physical pain, always first makes the situation real and then tries to “cure” it. The pure non-dualistic healer focuses, not on changing the world and the body, but on changing the mind of the patient about the world and the body. Although both may agree that mind is cause, the non-dualistic healer wants to address thinking with the goal of making the body and the world “better” while the pure non-dualistic healer realizes that the only way to make anything “better” is to remember that none of this is real, including the mind that is thinking it, and that we are the Son of God in Heaven with God now and forever.
The non-dualistic healer is trying to make “better” what does not exist. He is trying to make the nightmare more palatable. He is trying to put lipstick on a pig. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. You can dream that you won the megabucks instead of that you are a starving child in Africa, but it is still a dream. And the purpose of the dream, no matter the form, has always been to be separate and hide from God.
So the choice is yours. You can either use your healing modality to give people a more preferred version of the dream or you can support them in accepting the only answer to every perceived problem: This is not real. It is a dream that I am dreaming. I need to forgive, get that it is not real, wake-up and remember who I am in truth. That, and only that, will end the cycle of life and death and all suffering.
As the Course says: “Only salvation can be said to cure.” Jesus is our model for this process. How did He get home to God? How did he heal his mind? Contrary to popular religious culture, Jesus did not get home to God by dying. He overcame death. What does that mean? That means that in the face of every imaginable temptation to make it real; he was attacked, abandoned, tortured, unjustly accused and killed, he forgave, or did not make it real. Jesus was in the world but not of the world. He saw the false without accepting it as true.
Jesus had his not make it real lessons, his forgiveness lessons. He successfully completed his lessons, even unto “death”, making him the first to do so. He became completely identified with the Christ. Each one of us has our own not making it real lessons, which come in many forms, but they are all the same. All of the stories are no more than challenges to you to not make it real, thereby remembering who you are, the final solution.
Remember, the final solution is found by going in. It will never be found externally in the world. The problem is an internal one in the mind, in your thinking. You will spend your days looking outside yourself for solutions to endless fictional problems supposedly happening to a fictional self, or you will go in and confront the one problem and embrace God’s one answer, IT NEVER HAPPENED. The question should not be, “What would Jesus do?” The question should be, “What would Jesus think?”